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Old 04-06-2009, 09:42 AM
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De-facto visa application submitted..

.. finally..

And just as we walked out from the post office my partner realised he had not written down where he was born. He had completely forgot he was not born where he grew up and just wrote down the place he grew up.
He has no idea of the adress where he was born (his mother might) but now I am really worried!
The 40SP form he sent is therefore not correct, it even has incorrect infomation! Eeeek! What to do?!
It is not so much a lie as he just forgot, it was between he was born until he was 2-3 years old. He has more or less no memories from this time.

Anyone has any experience in the LYING field?!
.. yeah trying to make a joke about it.. but does anyone have a clue what is best to do? Anyone been in a similar situation where they wrote down wrong information or forgot something?
Does this information matter?

My thought was that when we are assigned a case officer we immidietly contact them and let them know what has happened, and then they can let us know what they want us to do.
I am very worried & nervous - what do you guys reckon?

Thanks a mill

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Old 04-06-2009, 03:22 PM
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First thought I'd have Beatrice is what about a birth certificate or alternate ID if none.

If there's nothing that actually contradicts what you have down on the application, then could be just something to raise with the CO as you mention.

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Beatrice, you can send in a query to immi from the visa application section. They will take a while to get back to you but when they do, they will direct you to the appropriate form to fill out that will allow you to change your info.

Birth location is important for language assessment. And they will know where your spouse is born since it's a requirement for him to submit copies of passport (which should list that) and also birth certificate.

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If you explain the situation, I am sure they will understand. I think it would be better to deal with this now rather than later.

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Thanks for all your answers!

What exactly has happened is, on the sheet where my partner fills in places that he has lived for more than a year he has filled in:

CITY X NSW 010101 (year when he was born) to 010118 (when he left home about 17-18 years old)

But he was not born in CITY X but in CITY Y, it does say so on his birth certificate CITY Y, NSW. He thinks he lived there for about 2 years.

What he will do I think as soon as the case officer contacts us let them know that this has happened. They have been very helpful so far in London so hopefully it will be fine and they will let us know what they want us to do.
If they want us to send in the form again we will do that, or just an email, or a seperate form.

It feels very typical as we have potted around with this application for months and then we miss something like this.. we feel like such fools.. even with my certified copy of passport I went back to the solicitor cause the stamp was slightly blurry and had him give me a new one.. now this. Jeeess...
Then again I am a worrier sure it will be fine ones we explain what happened..

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I got a new passport last year and had to find my birth certificate etc. It was the first time for a long time that I noticed what it said for my place of birth. I wouldn't be surprised if other people make this mistake.

Like any dealings with immigration, even if you make a mistake, better to just admit that rather than looking you are trying to cover something up.

Good luck with the application and I look forward to your "We got the visa" thread.

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Old 04-07-2009, 01:22 PM
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From what I can gather Beatrice, the listing of addresses is for places lived for over a year within the last ten.

There's a separate place where you write in Birth details and didn't bother checking the checklist to see whether a Sponsor also has to include a copy of birth certificate but expect so.

Birth Certificates could vary a bit over time, pretty sure mine just has town of birth, no actual address and some these days may actually just give a hospital reference.

But if he has put down a place name for birth not consistent with his birth certificate that'll either get picked up or not and if so, it'll largely depend on how finicky a processing person is dealing with it whether it gets rejected or they just say that was a bit stupid and correct it.

As far as where he has lived over the last ten years, the place of birth I imagine is not relevant seeing as he is a bit more than ten years old I suspect.

So first question really is was it place of birth or livung addresses that got filled in wrong?

Simple answer could be attempting to get it changed if you were close to office of lodgement/processing but if not it may get messier trying to track it than just waiting for the CO and having what ought to be a simple enough correction made.

Just as insurance, sending an email to immi to request advice might be best but you really need to be clear on what was wrong, birth place or living address - I'm still not sure.

And moral of this is:
1. use dry run to produce a copy.
2. check the application
3. Use checklist
4. Accurately complete and attach checklist

The latter is what we've stressed very often Beatrice.

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Mike - I am very much looking forward to that thread too! )

Wanderer - thanks - you are right it is the 10 year thing, and my partner being older than 10 years..

I will contact my case officer I have now and let her know exactly what we have done.

Thanks B

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